Winter Events

Twilight at the MuseumTwilight

17th February, 16.30-20.30
Free, drop in for families

Bring your torch to spot the dinosaurs lurking in the shadows of the Sedgwick Museum. With sound effects and a light show, the fossil treasures of the Sedgwick Museum are brought to life.

We get really busy at Twilight so to help keep things moving the toilet will not be open in the museum and the shop will close at 20.15. There will be porta loos outside for you to use.

It's not just us, the other University of Cambridge museums will also be open late with everything from spooky trails to torch-lit tours.


Hands on SaturdaysTime Truck Saturday

13th, 20th, 27th February 10.30-15.30
Free, drop in for families

Join the Time Truck volunteers to find out more about the rocks, minerals and fossils in our collection. Time Truck will be in the museum gallery with a selection of rocks and fossils for you to explore.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



Just over 60 years ago, in June 1952, the remains of a giant marine reptile known as a pliosaur were uncovered by a dragline excavator at Stretham, near Cambridge. At an estimated length of between 10 and 20 metres, the extinct predator was described in the local press as one of the biggest and most complete pliosaurs known.

Stripping the Land Bare - Framing and Glazing of William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales